How to Make a Herringbone Waves Beaded Bracelet
If you're looking for a stylish and unique beaded bracelet
, the herringbone waves bracelet
is a great option to try. With its elegant wave pattern
, this bracelet
is sure to catch the eye of anyone who sees it. Fortunately, it's not too difficult to make, even if you're a beginner at beading
. Follow these steps to create your own herringbone waves
- 8/0 seed beads in three colors (A, B, and C)
- Beading thread (Nymo D or C-Lon)
- Beading needle (size 10 or 12)
- 2 jump rings
- Lobster clasp
- Chain-nose pliers
Step 1: Cut the Thread
Cut a length of beading
thread measuring about 5 feet. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end, leaving a 6-inch tail. This will be used later to attach the clasp to the bracelet
Step 2: Thread the Beads
Thread three beads onto the needle: one A, one B, and one C. Slide the beads down to the knot at the end of the thread, leaving about a 6-inch tail.
Step 3: Begin the Herringbone Stitch
To start the herringbone stitch
, bring the needle back up through the A bead
and then back down through the C bead. Pull the thread taut so that the beads form a snug triangle shape.
Step 4: Add More Beads
Add one A bead and one B bead to the needle. Slide them down to the bottom of the triangle so that they sit next to the C bead.
Step 5: Complete the Herringbone Stitch
To complete the herringbone stitch, bring the needle up through the A bead and then back down through the B bead. Pull the thread taut so that the beads form a V shape
Step 6: Add More Beads
Add one A bead and one C bead to the needle. Slide them down so that they sit next to the B bead.
Step 7: Repeat the Herringbone Stitch
Repeat steps 3-6 until the bracelet is the desired length. Be sure to use the same color pattern
throughout (A, B, C).
Step 8: Add the Clasp
Once you've reached the desired length, tie off the thread and cut any excess. Using the tail from step 1, attach a jump ring to one end of the bracelet using chain-nose pliers. Attach a lobster clasp to the other end of the bracelet using the other jump ring.
The herringbone waves beaded bracelet
is a beautiful and trendy accessory that you can make yourself with just a few supplies. Experiment with different color combinations to create your own unique look, or make a matching set of bracelets to give as gifts to your friends and family. With a little practice, you'll be able to make this bracelet quickly and easily.